Archive: January, 2012
As a child and teen, I did a lot of dumb things that children and teens do – and that was quite a few years ago. Our problem today is not that our children aren’t perfect. They never were. Our problem today is the collective disengagement of neighborhoods and communities that should be looking out for kids.
I am 40 years old and part of the last generation of kids whose community collectively watched out for each other. There were things that if you did or said, you not only had to worry if your parents saw it or heard about it, you also worried if a neighbor saw it or heard about it. In those days there was an unwritten rule that parents and neighbors lived by:
“If you see my child doing anything unbecoming you have the authorization to properly dispense a just and immediate verdict.”
This is an opinion of the Daily News People's Editorial Board.
WE THE PEOPLE deserve more of a voice about where our money goes.
Over the next few months, our elected leaders will make decisions about the city budget - which means they'll make decisions about city priorities. They'll decide whether we should raise taxes or cut them, invest more in police or spend less on libraries. We want a say in those priorities.